As the New South Wales election approaches, Marrickville Greens candidate, Fiona Byrne – who has bravely led a campaign of BDS against apartheid Israel – is smeared by Murdoch hack David Penberthy in today’s Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. Advocating for human rights in Palestine is like Nazis killing and bashing Jews before the Holocaust? Yes, charming:
Byrne’s been busy advocating a polite modern rendering of Kristallnacht in the Inner West, campaigning for a ban on all Israeli products in the Marrickville Council area. Byrne has also made a fool of herself by suggesting a similar ban on Chinese products and then laughably denying she had made such a suggestion. She did. It was during a candidates’ forum last month, her quote was: “If the local Tibetan community came to us and asked us to look at boycotting China, I’m sure council would do that.” Despite being lumbered with a verbatim transcript of her remark, Byrne has claimed to be a victim of a Labor Party and media conspiracy. Maybe those pesky Jews were involved in that too.